Ana Miramontes/ Tejano Tribune
(L-R) Liliana Rios, being helped by Culinary Art´s program student Angela Haas.
El Paso Community College’s (EPCC) Northwest campus hosted the last Chef’s Cupcakes Decorating class for children.
The event was created by Head Librarian Monica Wong, who is in charge of the summer classes that are being offered by the library.
“Kids get confidence being around a college campus, and that’s the whole thing. We want to build a college going culture starting at a very young age,” said Wong.
The class was taught by EPCC Culinary Arts Instructor Patrick Rosser and two of his Culinary Art’s students.
“These kinds of events are important because it is an enriching activity for the children,” said Rosser. “Kids can get a lot out of this. The results are there for them to take home.”
Although difficult, Rosser found a silver-lining in working with children.
“Teaching adults and teaching children is completely different. Teaching children is hard, but it’s fun to get here for an hour and let them have fun –it is very rewarding,” said Rosser.
Some of the children also found that the class can be rewarding.
“I learned that I have to be patient, so that it will come out nice,” said Rios, one of the children who attended the class.
The library also offers other summer activities such as Football, Ballet, Tennis, Reading and Writing Workshops –among others.
“We have been doing this since 2004, and the program keeps growing. It started with a few classes, and this summer we have 106 classes,” said Wong. “Most of the kids just stay home and watch videos.
They get bored –they want learning activities.”
Those interested in the Culinary Arts Program may e-mail Patrick Rosser at email@example.com.
For more information about the Laura Bush Library summer classes call the EPCC Northwest campus at (915) 831-8909. or you contact Monica Wong at firstname.lastname@example.org.